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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS LEGISLATIVE DAY OF APRIL 15, 1996 104TH CONGRESS - SECOND SESSION 12:07 A.M. - The House… read more

CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS LEGISLATIVE DAY OF APRIL 15, 1996 104TH CONGRESS - SECOND SESSION 12:07 A.M. - The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on April 16, 1996. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote. Mr. Hayworth moved that the House do now adjourn. 12:06 A.M. - Mr. Hayworth requested that Mr. Riggs be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on April 16. 12:05 A.M. - Ms. Jackson-Lee (TX) was granted a leave of absence for today. S. Con. Res. 51: to provide for the approval of final regulations that are applicable to employing offices that are not employing offices of the House of Representatives or the Senate, and to covered employees who are not employees of the House of Representatives or the Senate, and that were issued by the Office of Compliance on January 22, 1996, and for other purposes 12:04 A.M. - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote. 12:02 A.M. - DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate. 12:01 A.M. - Considered under suspension of the rules. Mr. Thomas moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 401: directing the Office of Compliance to provide educational assistance to employing offices of the House of Representatives regarding compliance with the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 and requiring employing offices of the House of Representatives to obtain the prior approval of the chairman and the ranking minority party member of the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives of the amount of any settlement payments made under such Act Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote. 11:57 P.M. - DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate. Considered under suspension of the rules. H. Res. 400: approving regulations to implement the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 with respect to employing offices and covered employees of the House of Representatives 11:56 P.M. - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. H. Res. 401: directing the Office of Compliance to provide educational assistance to employing offices of the House of Representatives regarding compliance with the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 and requiring employing offices of the House of Representatives to obtain the prior approval of the chairman and the ranking minority party member of the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives of the amount of any settlement payments made under such Act Mr. Thomas moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 400: approving regulations to implement the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 with respect to employing offices and covered employees of the House of Representatives On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote. 11:52 P.M. - DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate. Considered under suspension of the rules. 11:51 P.M. - Mr. Thomas moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H.R. 1833: to amend title 18, United States Code, to ban partial-birth abortions On motion to refer the bill and the accompanying veto message to the Committee on Judiciary. Agreed to without objection. Mr. Canady moved to refer the bill and accompanying veto message to the Committee on Judiciary. 11:47 P.M. - The Chair announced that the message of the President would be spread at large upon the pages of the Journal and that the veto message and the bill be printed as a House Document 11:46 P.M. - The Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President. S. 735: to prevent and punish acts of terrorism, and for other purposes Conference report H. Rept. 104-518 filed. 11:45 P.M. - On motion of Mr. Gilman, further consideration of the veto message on H.R. 1561 was postponed until Tuesday, April 23, 1996. H.R. 1561: to consolidate the foreign affairs agencies of the United States; to authorize appropriations for the Department of State and related agencies for fiscal years 1996 and 1997; to responsibly reduce the authorizations of appropriations for United States foreign assistance programs for fiscal years 1996 and 1997, and for other purposes Mr. Gilman moved to postpone consideration of the veto message until April 23. 11:38 P.M. - The Chair announced that the message of the President would be spread at large upon the pages of the Journal and that the veto message and the bill be printed as a House Document The Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President. 11:36 P.M. - On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote. H.J. Res. 159: proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require two-thirds majorities for bills increasing taxes 11:34 P.M. - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. On passage Failed by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll No. 117). 11:13 P.M. - On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by voice vote. 11:07 P.M. - DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. Mr. Stenholm moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary. Motion to recommit H.J. Res. 159 to the Committee on the Judiciary with instructions that the Committee conduct hearings and a necessary study on the Joint Resolution. 11:06 P.M. - The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. 10:03 P.M. - DEBATE - The House resumed general debate. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 51. H.J. Res. 159: proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require two-thirds majorities for bills increasing taxes 7:26 P.M. - DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 395, the House proceeded with three hours of general debate. 7:25 P.M. - Motion to reconsider tabled. H.J. Res. 159: proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require two-thirds majorities for bills increasing taxes 7:11 P.M. - On motion to table the motion to reconsider Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll No. 116). 7:10 P.M. - Mr. Canady moved to table the motion to reconsider 7:09 P.M. - Mr. Skaggs moved to reconsider the vote. On motion to consider Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll No. 115). 6:52 P.M. - Mr. Skaggs demanded that the question be put on consideration of the joint resolution, as amended, in the House. 6:51 P.M. - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 395, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of H.J. Res. 169 was considered as having been adopted. 6:50 P.M. - Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 159 with 3 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Providing for the consideration in the House. A specified amendment is in order. An amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of H.J. Res. 169 shall be considered as having been adopted. One motion to amend shall be in order, if offered by the Minority Leader or his designee, debatable for one hour. Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 395. 6:49 P.M. - On motion to table the motion to reconsider Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll No. 114). H. Res. 395: providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 159) proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require two-thirds majorities for bills increasing taxes 6:32 P.M. - Mr. McInnis moved to table the motion to reconsider Mr. Skaggs moved to reconsider the vote. 6:31 P.M. - On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll No. 113). 6:23 P.M. - Motion to reconsider tabled. H. Res. 395: providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 159) proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require two-thirds majorities for bills increasing taxes On motion to table the motion to reconsider Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll No. 112). 6:06 P.M. - Mr. McInnis moved to table the motion to reconsider Mr. Skaggs moved to reconsider the vote. 6:05 P.M. - On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll No. 111). 4:37 P.M. - DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate. Considered as privileged matter. 2:16 P.M. - SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House proceeded to Special Order speeches and will resume legislative business later in the day. 2:03 P.M. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches. 2:02 P.M. - Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relation - the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relation: Mr. Payne of NJ. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Traficant to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 1 of Rule I, the Speaker announced that he had examined and approved the Journal of the previous day. Mr. Skaggs demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and, by voice vote, the Speaker announced that the Speaker’s approval of the Journal was agreed to. Mr. Skaggs objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present and, pursuant to the provisions of clause 5 of Rule I, further proceedings on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn. 2:01 P.M. - Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. James David Ford, D.D. 2:00 P.M. - The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 15. 1:20 P.M. - The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today. 12:32 P.M. - MORNING HOUR BUSINESS - The House proceeded with Morning Hour debates. 12:31 P.M. - The Speaker designated the Honorable Joe Barton to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 12:30 P.M. - The House convened, starting a new legislative day. close

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